Friday, October 26, 2007

Fashion Bullying?

Found this story yesterday: Fashion Bullies Attack - In Middle School and it surprised me a lot!!!

The article said that fashion bullying is reaching a new level of intensity since more designers launch more kids' collection. Geez!!! I guess there are benefits of making kids wear uniforms. Maybe they ought to be forced to wear uniforms he he he...

In Indonesia, kids have to wear uniform until they are in High School. In universities, they are free to wear anything, except sometimes during mid-term or end-term tests, sometimes they have to wear white-and-black outfit.

Thankfully, I've never experienced any bullying in Indonesia. I can't even begin to think of how horrifying it must be to be bullied. In almost all Indonesian schools, there is no huge cafeteria or dining room for kids, so there are no "popular kid section" or "geek section". There are simply canteens where kids can buy some snack or food or drinks and they can sit on some benches they provide or just sit on their own desks inside the classrooms. Sure there are popular groups, too, but we get along well with them. I mean "we" 'coz I belonged to the geek/bookworm group ha ha ha ha ha...I LOVE being in the geek group HA HA HA HA HA HA...

Anyway, this is a quite rambling post. What I want to say come schools become a "catwalk" instead of an educational institution? That's pretty crazy!!!

I find that in the quest of toning our spiritual/mental muscles, it's getting tougher and tougher to ignore the pressure of our physical looks. How can kids be made understood that it's the inner self that counts if the other kids at school tease them when they don't "dress right"? This is madness!


  1. I agree with you. It's sad that it's become this way. I guess parents have to teach their kids what is really important, but there are still some kids who will be affected by this even though their parents taught them well.

  2. I have to agree with you I also feel that uniforms should be woren.It may even save parents money in the long run.

  3. Kathy: Yeah, you're right. There will still be some kids who are affected. That's for sure. Peer pressure is a serious thing.

    Stacy: Yeah, that's also true, Stacy. Saving money plus the kids don't have to think SO HARD on what to wear he he he...

  4. I'm thankful that I grew up wearing uniforms in schools. Even sometimes it was difficult in choosing what to wear to work...I couldn't imagine if I'd have to do that during my school years!!!

  5. Choc Mint Girl: ME TOO!!! Indeed at the university, it was tough to know what to wear. It was MUCH easier when we wore uniforms, right? ;-D Plus working clothes are EXPENSIVE!!! He he he he he...